What is another word for happening?

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An event or occurrence
“One sad happening prior to Christmas was the death of Galway's oldest resident Billy Lohan of Mervue who was in his 103rd year.”
An exciting or noteworthy event that one experiences firsthand
“… the President's visit to the school was a real happening for teachers and students alike.”
Fashionable; trendy
“But of course, the fact that you meet all the happening people at the gyms is an added bonus.”
Marked by much life, movement, or activity
“… the downtown theater district is a happening place this autumn.”
Enjoying widespread favor or approval
“… that might be a happening outfit right now, but not on a woman who'll never see 40 again.”
Present participle for to take place
“In the world of chime, accidents happen and the results are stunning.”
Present participle for become of
“I don't care what happens to the money.”
Present participle for come about by chance
“It happened that it was the first convent in Tubbercurry long before the Marist Convent was put into operation.”
Present participle for chance to do something or come about
“Five accomplished Hispanic nurses who just happen to be guys talk about the special challenges they face and the unique strengths they bring to the table.”
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